This publication brings together five informative books that are as relevant today as when they were originally published. They are individually available on page 15, but are presented here on a single CD-ROM or pdf file through downloading.
The Books of Trades - Three volumes:
Volume 1 - Woolcomber, spinner, waterman, basket maker, hat maker,jeweller, bricklayer, carpenter, cooper, stonemason, sawyer, smith, shipwright, mariner, currier, apothecary, baker, straw hat maker, soap boiler, plumber, dyer, potter, type- founder, coachmaker, tallow chandler, gardener, hairdresser, comb maker, lace maker, milliner, feather-worker, gold beater.
Volume 2 - Paviour, turner, brush maker, taylor, shoemaker, trunkmaker, wheelwright, iron founder, copperplate printer, painter, engraver, statuary, brewer, cutler, merchant, brick maker, rope maker, weaver, stocking weaver, carpet weaver, ladies dress maker, pin maker, needle maker, wire drawer, paper-maker, printer, bookbinder, calico printer, tinplate worker, brazier, button maker, cabinet maker, sadler, glass blower, cork cutter, watchmaker.
Volume 3 - Attorney, bleacher, bookseller, chemist & druggist, confectioner, distiller, gun maker, linen draper,looking-glass maker, machinist, musical instrument maker, optician, pewterer, tanner.
The Compleat Parish Officer 1734 - Reprint of a guide for parish officers to deal with complex poor laws and social problems.
The Handy Book of Parish Law - Reprint of a 3rd Ed. (1872) of a book dealing with many aspects of law affecting the parish and its officers.
The transcripts are presented in a public domain format (pdf) file which can be read by the program Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other program that will read pdf files.
Searching can be undertaken by using the built in Adobe Reader search facility. Windows users can use bookmarks to drill down to individual index entries or to the nearest year for events in the transcripts. For Apple Mac users the file should open in Preview. Click the View button and select Table of Contents.
The ability to print has been disabled but copying has not.
As with any transcript users are advised to consult the original material, which is at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre – www.wshc.eu.
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